Abingdon Branch pax photos
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"pax" is an industry abbreviation for "passenger", I have most frequently encountered its use by those working in the airline industry.
Dr. J. Brent Greer
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Pardon me betraying my ignorance, but I have been having trouble understanding the word **pax** as it has been appearing in this thread of posts.
To me, **pax** is a Latin noun meaning **peace,** and I think the little word is also used as the name for a small village in West Virginia. Neither of those interpretations fit in this context.
What does **pax** mean in this thread? Is it a misprint?
-- /s/ Burnett & Sons, Turnip Vinters
Walton Wye, Va.
"He who sells what isn't his'n,
Must buy it back or go to pris'n."
-- "Deacon" Daniel Drew (1797-1887) discussing Short-Selling.
Cattleman, Hudson River Boatman, Railroad Tycoon and Crook
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